Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Grilling On The Old Weber Grill

The old reliable Weber

Back in the late 80's I worked for a retailer in Phoenix called Home Express.  We sold just about anything you could imagine for your home from dinnerware to televisions.  Included in this interesting mix were Weber grills, I still remember the music to the commercial.  Somehow a customer had set fire to her Weber grill not long after purchasing it and if memory serves me right, this is one thing that should not happen.  Well, we took it back, cleaned it up and I bought it for I think $150.00 (if that).  Many years and many miles later, I am still the proud owner of this grill.  We have replaced some parts on it but, all this time later it still grills like a champ.  One of Bear's favorite hobbies is to check out the drip pan after the grill has cooled.  He thinks we don't know but somehow the grease smears on the sides of his muzzle give him away.

Michael is the grill master in the house and I am occasionally allowed to assist.  Last night was grilling night!  We had seasoned chicken legs and thigh along with grilled summer squash with green pepper and red onion.  It was so tasty and inexpensive.  The chicken is on sale for 49 cents a pound at Harris Teeter and the squash was 88 cents a pound at the Piggly Wiggly.  The entire meal probably cost about 2.50 for the two of us with out the propane.

Sometimes the simpliest food is the most satisfying.  The chicken was seasoned with Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and some Emerill's seasoning.  As for the squash I just mixed it with a tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper.  The chicken was on the grill about 45 minutes total, I left the squash on too long but it was still good.  Probably 20 minutes would have been enough.

The grill pan is one of our best bargains and favorite grilling toys.  Michael picked it up at one of our local thrift stores for one dollar.  We use it for veggies and  have used it to grill shrimp so we don't need to take the time to put them on skewers.


  1. Oooh, the squish and red onions look yummy. I bet they'd make super tasty ravioli filling--with or without the chicken. Um... With cheese, too, of course.

    Yay for the ancient grill and a dog that's (barely) smart enough to not try and steal from a hot bbq.

  2. I hadn't thought about stuffing raviolis with the squash..its not as wet on the grill so it would probably lend itself nicely! I shall have to experiment!
    Yes, yay for the grill!The price per year so far has been $12.50 plus the parts and gas. Probably one of the best buys of my life!
    As for Bear, he learned somewhere to stay away from the stove, oven and grill. Thank Goodness!